One day trip to Geneve
After snowboarding for 3 whole days we decided to take a break and visit Geneva which was only 100 km away from Chamonix valley. Sounds like an ideal opportunity for us.
The next morning we woke up and set our navigation straight for the Geneva, which was about 100 km away from Chamonix.
The weather was wonderful so were the roads. And I just love these classic old brick bridges.
This is a train viaduct. Looks staggering.
Beautiful Alpin roads near Mont Blanc.
Unfortunately once we drove over the hill the weather changed dramatically. Clouds ahead.
In just few seconds it got completely dark.
An hour later we were in Geneve. The first thing you see is the Jet d'Eau fountain - symbol of Genve.
The Jet d'Eau fountain in Geneva, Switzerland
Statue of horse & naked man.
Nice sitting chair right in front of the Geneva lake.
And here is the lake Geneva itself. It is one of the largest lakes in Western Europe. Not as clean as it may seem.
Me and Alex on the background of the Jet d'Eau fountain. It can be seen from almost any place near the lake.
The whole bank of the lake is taken by many yachts.
As we were walking we spotted some kind of protest near government buildings. After all this is Geneva - the ideal place for demonstrations.
I guess everyone wants to take their own photo.
A closer look at the Jet d'Eau fountain. It is also one of the largest fountains in the world. Situated at the point where Lake Geneva empties into the Rhone River, it is visible throughout the city and from the air, even when flying over Geneva at an altitude of 10 km.
You can be admired from almost any place of the city.
Alex even thought of something like this.
There really isn't that much to take photos of on the lake shore.
We were lucky to have such a wonderful weather. It turned out it was the last sunny day in that region that week.
The very symbol of Switzerland - Bernese Mountain dog.
It seems that things are going pretty well in Geneva.
S class taxi. Really nice.
Alex is playing basketball with his bag. Not the best idea. :)
Complex traffic light.
Completely accidentally we ended up near a huge chair. Turns out it's the Broken Chair on the Place des Nations which is made out of 5.5 tons of wood.
Broken Chair on the Place des Nations.
United Nations building.
One more look at the Jet d'Eau fountain. It appears it is possible to come much closer to it.
Already got a red nose from the sun on the mountains.
And of course nowhere without Starbucks.
You can see Alps on the background of the city.
In general this city seems to be very nature friendly.
Moulin rouge night club in Geneva.
Suddenly I spotted something interesting. The Volkswagen L1, as its name implies, is a one-liter hybrid car that uses a 0.8 L 2 cylinder diesel engine mated to a 10 kw electric motor and a lithium ion battery that is not grid-chargeable. It delivers 40 hp and 0 to 60 time is 14.3 seconds. Not the most powerful car but looks quite cool.
Mini police cars.
Awfully a lot of tram wires.
And that is pretty much it of Geneva. Really nice city which makes you want to come back. Now it's time to head back to Chamonix to have some more snowboarding fun.comments powered by Disqus